Learning the "Running Mount" with Endurance Films

Back in January I reviewed the DVD , Mastering the 4th Discipline, Triathlon Transitions . I had it in mind to try to learn the "Running Mount" that is taught in the video in a stepwise fashion. I probably put it off a little long, my first race is next weekend. But I rewatched the DVD this morning and headed out to give it a whirl, with our junior EF videographer (aka my son Spencer) capturi... Read More

Triathlon Videos: Open Water Swimming - Skills, Techniques & Racing Tips

Learn all the form and strategy you need with Open Water Swimming-Skills, Techniques and Racing Tips. Get it all from triathlon videos. [leadplayer_vid id="51DEA843BDD5D"] To comment on this video on YouTube, click here 0:01 - The importance of preparation and technique in open water swimming Led by personal multi-sport trainers Michael Collins and Gerry Rodrigues, Open Wate... Read More

USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships - Highlight Video

The nation's top college triathletes made their mark in Tuscaloosa, Alabama this past weekend, putting on display not only an amazing level of talent, but also a spirit of competition that is unmatched by any other event. Along with the men's and women's championships, the day saw the debut of a truly exciting mixed team relay. The future definitely looks bright triathlon in the U.S.A.. Read More

Collegiate Nationals 2012

This was my last  Collegiate Nationals , My last chance to race in my  Zebra , My last days of traveling with 40+  College athletes  and being apart of one of the biggest/baddest/fastest Triathlon teams in the Nation. It was kind of emotional, but the memories I share with my A&M teammates will last forever. I had to make my one last time something to remember...and I did! My last year at  Pe... Read More

Race Report: Oceanside 70.3

Well not every race day is perfect.  It rained with sub 50 degree temperatures.  The race director came on the loud speaker with a warning that the bike was “traitorous and go slow” – never heard that one before during a race - lots of water on the road, steep hills and descents, road construction, moderate rainfall, fog, wind and freezing temperatures, not ideal conditions for me in fact every co... Read More

Dispatches from Ironman South Africa . . .

[caption id="attachment_1996" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Proudly African - Landing in Johannesburg, South Africa"] [/caption] Greetings to all my EFRT teammates and blog readers, It's Thursday, 12:34 pm in Port Elizabeth South Africa and I am at the Radisson Blue Hotel lounge overlooking the ocean and the swim start for Ironman South Africa. I swam one loop of the two loop swim c... Read More

Mark Allen talks Race Day

Race day can be daunting, even for seasoned vets. In this clip from Triathlon: Getting Started, Volume 1 of the 5-disc USA Triathlon Training Series, triathlon legend Mark Allen discusses race day. From scouting the course and mental prep to gear tips and race strategy, Mark's advice is proven to turn any racecourse into a comfort zone. For the complete video or any others from the USA Tri... Read More

The Quest for A Sub 1:30 Half Marathon

This year I've had some great running races and my running was shaping up nicely, that is until I my plantar fascia had other plans!  I've spent most of the last month or so being very gentle on my runs, running only sparingly and trying to keep my fitness with swimming and biking.  My run mileage has been way down and last week was a total of one run for 4 miles.  The good news is that it's start... Read More

Cycling Video: TRANSITIONS- Drills to Train you for great Triathlon Performances through T1 and T2

Each transition technique is broken down into a thorough set of drills that can be practiced anywhere and ultimately give you the skill and confidence essential on race day [leadplayer_vid id="51DD46B42F2A7"] To comment on this video on YouTube, click here 0:01 - TRANSITIONS shows the how preparation makes T1 and T2 go smoothly When personal records,pride and podiums are on... Read More

12 Dynamic Warm-ups for Strength Training - USA Triathlon Training Series

Traditional stretching is a thing of the past. Learn the best modern techniques in our triathlon videos. [leadplayer_vid id="51DD46407079B"] To comment on this video on YouTube, click here 0:01 - Endurance Films introduction 0:13 - The Dynamic Warm-Up 0:36 - 3 Point Open Stance 1:33 - Heel and Toe Walks 2:08 - Walking High Knees 2:29 - Walking High Knees with Rot... Read More

SMW Collegiate Regional Championships!

SMW Collegiate Champs! This past weekend was full of fun competitive energy. Our region had its first ever  Collegiate Regional Championship  that qualified almost all of the teams to go to Collegiate Nationals on April 21st. I am the Collegiate Commissioner for our region so this was my event. I had worked so hard leading up to the date to make sure all the teams were eligible and verified to co... Read More

In this month's magazine . . . .

Greetings Team, Don't forget to stop by a Pilot or Flying J truck stop and pick up your free copy of their Challenge Magazine this month featuring yours truly!. LOL (see where it says Triathlete Trucker). The online version (minus the great pictures in my EFRT uniform) is at http://ptcchallenge.com/article-viewer.aspx?id=711 Read More

Peak Numbers: Ironman South Africa Training Weeks #19-22

2012 Ironman South Africa Team Baleka T-shirts Greetings, It's April 1st, but this is no joke.  In exactly three weeks, I will be competing in my first ever Ironman triathlon in Port Elizabeth, South Africa! I can't believe its so close . . .  Well, I made it through my peak week of training (week #22 of 25), with no injuries, and some pretty good, confidence building numbers. On Wednesday, Marc... Read More
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